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Dance Informa Review of “Creative Continuum”

It’s undeniable that dance doesn’t have to he performed with any kind of score to be beautiful and meaningful. Yet live music can offer another sensory level that makes experiencing live dance all the more powerful. Newport, Rhode Island-based Island Moving Company (IMC), a group of various local musicians and the Rhode Island Civic Chorale showed this to […]

van Beuren Charitable Fdn and NewportFed Support Math Into Movement

Island Moving Company has received generous funding to continue its tradition of engagement with the Newport County schools with its Math Into Movement residency.  Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen and Education Program Director Christine Sandorfi are now scheduling the residencies, designed for second graders and their teachers, with elementary schools on Aquidneck Island.  The van Beuren Charitable […]

Final Bow to another Nutcracker

Island Moving Company’s dancers wrapped up another sold out and successful Nutcracker on December 1st.  The dancers and the cast of 80 children were all sad to see the magical production end, but you can’t stay at Rosecliff forever.  The memories will remain — and equally so for our audience.  Tina and David Bowling of […]

Nutcracker Mini at Sandywoods

Island Moving Company brings its Nutcracker mini to Sandywoods Center for the Arts for the seventh season on December 3rd. The show, which includes a reading of the Nutcracker story interspersed with performances by the children’s cast and professional dancers of the IMC, begins at 11am. For more information, go to the Sandywoods website.

Getting Ready to Crack the Nut

The cast and crew of the Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff are loading into the mansion this weekend with costumes, Christmas trees, lights, cables and props.  Last weekend, the professional dancers and the children’s cast put together the ballet’s big scenes in the studio during an Open Rehearsal at 3 Charles Street.  A Video Diary of […]

The dancers are back!

The Island Moving Company began Nutcracker rehearsals today and ended their time in the studio with our traditional staff & dancer lunch up in the IMC office.  We welcomed new dancers Darwin Black, Dwayne Cook and Timur Kan to the Company.  The expanded company has allowed Miki Ohlsen to rethink many Nutcracker scenes, adding characters […]

Dancing with Jose

Open for Dancing opens tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20th, just as Hurricane Jose roars past our coastline.  Thanks to many friends in our community, we have moved our rehearsals to big rooms at St. John’s Church, the Edward King House and the Tasting Room at Greenvale Vineyards.  Open for Dancing participants should have received an email […]

Hula, Cha Cha, Yoga, Dance!

Open for Dancing opens next week, including a number of free, open air opportunities to move.  The Festival starts with a yoga class with Lisa Hansel on the beautiful field overlooking Second Beach at St. George’s School (9am 9/20).  Come to the Island Moving Company studio at 3 Charles Street each morning of the Festival […]

Open for Dancing – each day starts with class

Open for Dancing opens on Wednesday, September 20th with an outdoor yoga class taught by Lisa Hansel on the stunning hillside overlooking Second Beach at St. George’s School.  The class is free and starts at 9am.  On Thursday and Friday mornings at 9 Revka Hovermale will be teaching a barre at the Island Moving Company […]

Open for Dancing Coming Up Soon!

Island Moving Company’s most joyous festival is coming up September20-24.  Come explore the possibility of participating in the creation and performance of a unique site specific work with a renowned choreographer and collaborating artist.  We’ll be lifting a glass and answering questions at Salvation Cafe on Wednesday, September 6th starting at 5pm.  Open for Dancing […]